Thursday, April 29, 2010

Stuck at 186lbs……Still!

TBLWeightloss_Box.jpg image by jenitar26I decided to weigh in this morning just to see if I gained any weight being that I was out of commission for the majority of this week. Well I certainly didn’t gain and dangit… I didn’t lose. Not even 1ounce.
On a happier note, I was able to get my workout in. I decided to take it easy and did the Biggest Loser Yoga and 20 mins on the Spin bike. Easy? It was everything but….my muscles are still shaking. I burnt a depressing 333 calories during this 40 minute workout. It’s all good though because, some workout is better than none. I am still taking it easy the rest of the week and will continue to eat clean. “Insanity” here I come. Stay Blessed Ya’ll and Keep Pushing! 

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Still Not up to Par!!!

Still feeling under the weather but, am getting better. No, workout today but, hopefully tomorrow if I feel up to working it out! I know by just jogging up the stairs my chest feels as if it’s on fire. I hope I shake this by this weekend. I have plans on starting “Insanity” More to come on that! Have a Blessed night and keep on Pushing!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Weekend News & Blues!!!

 So, Saturday I went to NYC with my girls. We had lunch at the Marriot Marquis and it was buffet style. I did eat a tip of the serving spoon of the things that I wanted to taste which wasn’t that much. I went up 1 time for food and 1 time for dessert which ended up being 2 chocolate covered strawberries and I had a strawberry lemonade to drink along with 3 glasses of water.
I did the Shred Level 1 and 2 and walk to and from the train station and Marriot Marquis. I burnt major calories plus gained major pain. After doing all the walking from the train station to the Marriot Marquis my dawgs were barking….. and loud to. I was rushing to NJ to meet up with my girls and forgot to bring my walking shoes. BIG mistake…HUGE!!! On the way back to the train station one of my friends who had flip flops offered to let me wear them. She was still clicking away in her heels with no problem. More power to her. I changed into those flip flops so fast my feet didn’t know what hit them. I had a great time laughing and catching up with the girls!
I didn’t get back home until after midnight, where I found my husband sick in bed. L I felt so guilty leaving him. I new he was fighting a cold but, it turned into the flu and had him in bed all day. My poor 10 year old daughter held it down until my 3yr was in bed. She even cleaned the kitchen and bathroom. She is such a sweet heart, I love her to death. Well, I woke up Sunday morning feeling terrible. I had the chills, body aches that I didn’t know if they were from the Shred workout and walking or because, I was sick. I got breakfast ready for the kids and had some oatmeal myself. I took a Thera-Flu and was out for the count. When I woke up I was feeling a bit better. I am still fighting it off today and know I am not up for working out. I will make sure I eat clean though.
The count down begins until I start “INSANITY” I’m a bit nervous because, it’s a kick butt workout, that’s 60 days long! I will do the "fit test" on Saturday and will start Day1 on Monday 3rd. Pre Pic will be posted. J I hope you all have a great day and I will be talking to you soon!!!
Oh I almost forgot to post a pic of the outfit I wore on Saturday! (Click on the pic to see in full)
P.S. Welcome my new followers, your comments and support are greatly appreciated. Keep Pushing and have a kick ass day!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I'm Focused MaaaaaN!!!!

Gooood Morning my Peeps!!!
I hope everyone had a very successful week, eating clean, getting that water in and working out. I had a good week I worked out everyday, I ate clean for the most part, I had a cupcake or two but, was well with in my calories for that day!!! I still haven’t been able to get my second workout in after work but, am seriously trying. I did switch my workouts up though….you know, trying to shock the body!

Monday – Jillian Michael’s Burn Fat Boost Metabolism (love how this is still hard for me)
Tuesday- Spin and Arm Strength Training
Wednesday-  Jillian Michael’s Burn Fat Boost Metabolism
Thursday- Billy Blanks Taebo Cardio & 10 Min Trainer Yoga
Friday- P90X Kenpo X

I have to admit I am definitely building my endurance because, before yesterday I was unable to continue working out with the crew during the breaks of P90X. I would towel off and drink water, while the P90X crew was running in place, jumping rope, doing jumping jacks and the big mother of them all the “X”. I was able to do it all with them with little sips of water here and there. I felt accomplished after that workout.

Today, I am hitting to the City with my Girls for lunch and some long over due catch up time. I am going to do the 30 Day Shred Levels 1 and 2 for the extra butt kicking and I will need the extra calories in case I go crazy with the food part. Doubt that I will but, better be safe than sorry!!! EEEEEEKKKK!!! I bought this cute yellow dress for the occasion and pray to God that Mother Nature is good to me in NYC and lets the weather be warm. It’s a bit chilly right now but, I am hoping that it warms up!!!
Pictures will soon follow!!!

P.S. I think I’m going to start posting more frequent here. I have found so many new great Blogs and have been stuck nose deep reading them and staying up to date with the ones I already love (MissH and M). I am hoping I soon have as many followers as the rest. Thank you for reading and stay tuned cause there’s more to read! Have a Great Weekend and Keep on Pushing!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Thank you! My Readers and Followers

Your words and support mean so much to me. Thank you for Everything!!! One Luv!!!

Not Going to Hold Me Down

Today, is weigh in day! I am an even 186lbs. That’s 0.3 lbs less then when I did a true weigh in on March 23rd and almost a 4lbs loss when I weighed in last week and saw a 3.6lbs gain!!! Is this the best I could do? Absolutely Not! Will I strive for better this week? Absolutely! Am I feeling bummed about it? A Little! But, I am going to shake it off and kick the day off on the right foot. I ate my bowl of plain oatmeal with 2 tbls of mixed berries and have my 24oz of water to start the day!
I am also altering my goal because losing 6lbs in 2 weeks is not doable for me and if it were it would be done in an unhealthy way. So, if I can reach 182 by the end of April I will consider that reaching my April goal. In May it’s going to be on like popcorn. I’m not taking any prisoners! I am also calling today to see if it’s too late to enroll in this Zumba class that started 2 weeks ago. (Thank you MissH J)  for putting me on to the new Get Fit Craze! Have a Great Day and keep on Pushing!!!


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Getting My Groove Back!!!

I was feeling a bit down earlier last week but, decided to dust myself off and keep it moving. I cleaned up my eating habits, got my workouts in including Jillian Micheal’s “Burn Fat Boost Metabolism”, thanks to my fellow reader “M”! I weighed myself a few days later after I noticed the 3lbs gain and was happy to see my weight had dropped back to what it was. J
Now, Monday I am kinda looking forward to my weigh in. I still plan on sticking to my daily workout routines, logging my food over at Myfitnesspal and try to do my best to reach my monthly goal. Speaking of which…..I decided to follow suit with “M” and “MissHaneefa” to list my monthly goals and rewards.
I want to reach 180lbs by the end of April. I’m not sure if that’s aiming to high because, I am not positive of what my true weight is until I weigh in on Monday! All I know is that I am going to do my best and forget the rest. I am so close to reaching my “Main” goal of 170lbs I can taste it…. And it is tasting GOODAH.
You see to the right? à à à that’s what I want once I reach my goal. Yep, that’s right!!! I want my hair cut like Pink…shoot I’m getting healthy now and my face is thin, I know I can rock that hairstyle. No, not in all blonde but, I am thinking about highlighting the front. I have always been one to wear my hair short but, with my weight gain I had to let it grow out. Short hair and an oversized body is a definite No! No!!! That or a new Tattoo not sure yet but, whatever it is I will be sure to post pictures!

I know my journey is far from over because, I’ve been here before to just stop everything I’ve learned and know about a healthier life style, to gain the weight back. So, the hardest part of my journey is the maintaining part. I have no idea about this part and have a lot of learning to do. With this said I am on track and I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you my Followers for reading! Your feedback is appreciated and I look forward to reading your comments. Until Next time..Keep on Pushing!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Feeling So..... Blah! Blah! Blah!!!!

Okay, I am in some serious need of some motivation. I have been feeling so unmotivated, I have not been eating the cleanness, I pushed “Insantiy” off until May because, I’m not feeling up to it. I feel as if I am falling off my horse and being dragged through the dirt. Oh and did I mention I am up 3lbs? UHHHHHGGGGHHHH!!!
A trip that wasn’t even worth it in the 1st place has definitely got me off my “A” game. I have been working out since last Tuesday with riding the spin bike for 30mins and alternating my days with weight lifting and an Ab workout….maybe I should do all 3 being that I haven’t been doing anything else. I feel that I need more of a workout then the 45mins I use during my lunch break but, I’m too dang on lazy to do anything else after work. I really need a swift kick in the rear and get myself up and back on plan.

This week I have been doing a bit better, I have been eating clean minus my 4 cookies have been indulging in almost every night. I ride the spin bike for the 30mins, weight train and do Abs. I won’t get back on the scale until Monday and I am praying for a low number! No, I am going to get a lower number. I have come too far to fail. So, I decided that it’s time for me to set new goals.

Goals are as followed: Today is April 14th, Wednesday.

-          April 30th I want to be 5lbs lighter
-          I’m going to work out in addition to my 45 min workout after work 3days a week
-          Will workout 1 day on the weekend.
-          May 1st I will take the “Insanity” Fit Test
-          May 1st take before pictures for “Insanity” program
-          May 3rd will be my Day 1 of Insanity!

There I feel better now having mapped out my plan! Here’s to being 5lbs lighter by the end of April. Have a Great Day Everyone!!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Back From Florida and am Definitely on my “A” Game!!!

So, I returned from Florida this past Monday and never imagined I would be so happy to get back to reality. First off my vacation was the pits. I feel so bad for my husband and children because, I know they didn’t enjoy their vacation either!!! My husband’s brothers were the worst vacation partners EVER!!! I don’t even want to get into all of the drama but, all I can say is that it was definitely a lesson learned and this chick will never go on another vacation with them.
In Florida I was totally off of my game plan. My eating habits weren’t great, I wasn’t getting my water in and I slacked big time with my workouts. After the drive back from FL, my husband and I passed out. Tuesday I was right back to eating clean, getting my water and workouts in! I am feeling great being back in the swing of things. I am currently riding the Spin bike, lifting weights for upper body and arms and am doing Abs everyday!!! I am aiming to start Insanity on Monday. It’s an Insane 60 Day program and I am kinda looking forward to the beat down it will give my body! :D
I will have to post my Before Pictures on Monday as well! I guess I will do a true weigh in at that time being that I had a week full of slacking and that TOM is here. So, Monday is a great day for me to weigh in!!! I am so nervous to see that scale. Ughhhhh!!! Anyways, I hope you all are having a fabulous day and regardless to what’s going on in your life just Keep on Pushing!!!!

One Luv!!!!